[W/VIDEOS] Corridos Praising Christopher Dorner Start Appearing on YouTube

Categories: Español Music
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The embers hadn't even cooled in the cabin that served as the inferno that claimed the life of cop killer Christopher Dorner before songs praising Dorner's life started appearing on YouTube. And I'm not talking about some rap ditty or folk bullshit, but bona fide corridos, the ballads of Mexico that has served as the first draft of the country's history for over a century and is especially great at immortalizing anti-heroes. Hell, the people who wrote them didn't even wait for a conjunto to back them up--most of them so far are a capella, but betcha that you'll hear recordings in the coming days.

So far, all of them aren't praising Dorner so much as giving him his respeto--in other words, telling his story and taking his side. Hey, who said Mexicans are racists against negritos?


The first one is called "Manifesto de Muerte." The singer calls him a compa ("buddy") and sings "with his powerful arsenal/he's knocking off the bodies" of "corrupt police." This is a good one:


The next one is performed in the hard-charging sierreño genre of Sinaloa--nothing but acoustic guitar. Too bad the lyrics--"They killed him/they killed him"--is a joke, if true. Imagine some chingón lyrics accompanying this strumming and plucking?!


Better is "El Mata Policias"--"The Police Killer." Here, the singer takes the perspective of Dorner, even giving a shout-out to Oso Grande--Big Bear.


More--many more--to come in the following days, undoubtedly...

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Ray Man Wut
Ray Man Wut

Also, yes this generation is spoiled. Our parents and grandparents had thick skins. They were tougher people back then, because they had to deal with tougher situations. This generation whines for every little bs reason. And for some reason people still want to focus on race and cries of racism. Personally, I feel the larger and more immediate threat is too ALL of our civil liberties and rights. Privacy being the main issue.

Ray Man Wut
Ray Man Wut

I have to agree with you jeff. I'm just saying that Dorner was a byproduct of a corrupt entity that came back to bite them in the ass. As for people deserving to die, I agree, no one DESERVES to die. Considering how often our culture lookes the other way on our own countless atrocities (obama assinates people and has a friggin peace prize) I just felt like reversing the situation. A lot of people ignore the murders we commit but cry when someone close to home is hurt. Again no one deserves to die but why do we shine a brighter light on the death of our own. Also, I want to add no one seems concerned the paranoid and trigger happy approach the police took during this manhunt. They even shot at innocent people cause they drove the same vehicle. We give police way too much room for error and make way too many excuses for them. What people should be getting from this event is that the way we police our state needs some serious rethinking.

Jeff Brusius Mahaffey
Jeff Brusius Mahaffey

Dorner had many other peaceful, legitimate options; those that didn't involve murder.

Jeff Brusius Mahaffey
Jeff Brusius Mahaffey

You'll notice my reference to Chomsky. I also take issue with the vast majority of the US Gov't's foreign policy actions. These posts, however, concern people's skewered sense of morality in legitimizing Dorner's crimes.

Jeff Brusius Mahaffey
Jeff Brusius Mahaffey

You're off on a tangent. No one "deserves" to die. There's nothing "spoiled" about condemning murder. You're also assuming that all of us somehow condone other killings because we condemn Dorner's crimes.

Ray Man Wut
Ray Man Wut

The problem with you people is you judge who deserves to live and die. When it's a middle eastern child hes a casualty of war, but if it's an american, you all shit your fucking pants. how does it feel when the roles are reversed? I would hope it would make you think, but you spoiled bastards don't want to think.....just do what they tell you and regurgitate the party propaganda.

Ray Man Wut
Ray Man Wut

So who does deserve to die? All the families we kill with our bombs? Revolutions don't creatr anything lasting? How America come to be again?

Kelly Reinke
Kelly Reinke

So according to your "logic" Raymond, Ms. Quan and her fiancee deserved to die because her father was an officer?? I don't think so.

TheRefriedMexican
TheRefriedMexican

For the record, Corridos and more specifically Narco-corridos are the pariah of Mexican music. Appealing only to society's riffraff (both sides of the frontera), it's mostly a repetitive talentless genre.

Jeff Brusius Mahaffey
Jeff Brusius Mahaffey

All human institutions are, and always have been, corrupt to some degree. Meaningful change is only achieved through non-violent resistance, peaceful teform of law, & consensus building

Jeff Brusius Mahaffey
Jeff Brusius Mahaffey

Funny thing about "revolutions", or at least the violent kinds you're enamored with, they rarely achieve any lasting change, just piles of corpses.

Ray Man Wut
Ray Man Wut

We are standing at the threashold of a second American revoltion, but this generation is so spoiled, selfish and self servingm that we'd rather let our children fight for us instead. That or let our children grow up in a world where everything is government controlled.

Ray Man Wut
Ray Man Wut

I feel the same for the nation as a whole. As government corruption increases, one should expect to see more "mentally ill" people taking the violent route. Now do you think government will turn over a new leaf based on their own moral compass? Or will it be a battle of the corrupt and the crazies?

Ray Man Wut
Ray Man Wut

Im nit suggesting they deserved to die because they were cops, but rather that they were victims of their own corruption. Maybe these individuals themselves were not corrupt, but one can't work for a corrupt entity and not expect to be touched by it. If you swim in a sewer, you're gonna smell. Police corruption has been around as long as police. They corruption as of late has gone too far, eventually someone was gonna take the violent route. Especially since these corrupt bastards think they're untouchable.

Jeff Brusius Mahaffey
Jeff Brusius Mahaffey

Smuggly proclaiming that someone deserves to die just because they're a cop, or related to a cop, seems perversely analogous to racism.

Ray Man Wut
Ray Man Wut

Funny how we support citizens fighting back against corruption in OTHER countries, but not here. We have become prisoners of our own spoiled tastes.

Ray Man Wut
Ray Man Wut

I'm sorry but I don't ever recall cops feeling sorry for the families of the innocents they've killed. Maybe the guy was a hero.

Jeff Brusius Mahaffey
Jeff Brusius Mahaffey

He could have wrote a book, gone to the papers (OC Weekly?), or even picketed in front of LA City Hall. Take a lesson from Ganhdi, Jesus, MLK Jr, & Chomsky-non-violence can change the world.

Eric Bootow
Eric Bootow

This guy murdered innocent people that had nothing to do with him being fired!!!! He was mentally Ill and didn't get the help that he needed.

Mark N Deb Fjelstad
Mark N Deb Fjelstad

the hate is LAPD DO THE RESEARCH read donnrer story and his other coworkers stories about the time in question. They took everything from a good man and he just suppose to take it. you would not take what they did to him sorry he blew up but marines do not give in.

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